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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: • Development of the Therapy • Theory and Basic Concepts • Practice • Which Clients Benefit Most? • Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a ...

Stephen Palmer

I hope this book has provided the reader with sufficient information to acquire a basic understanding of the theory and practice of each of the 26 approaches covered. Appendix 2 highlights some of the varied counselling and psychotherapeutic approaches that I initially considered before making the final selection to be included in this introductory text. Inevitably there was insufficient space to incorporate all of them!

In case readers wish to receive therapy or attend a suitable recognized counselling or psychotherapy course, in Appendix 1, I have provided a list of the main professional bodies that may be able to assist. If a reader is interested in making a career in this field of work, it is relatively important when progressing onto advanced training programmes ...

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